Christ is risen from the dead, Risen as he truly said

Representative Text

1 Christ is risen from the dead,
Risen as He truly said;
Praise the Lord with grateful voice,
Bless His name, Rejoice, Rejoice!

Resurrexit, Sicut dixit,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

2 Angels clad in snowy white,
Coming from the realms of light,
Bid us sing with grateful voice,
Bid us all Rejoice, Rejoice! [Chorus]

3 Man was but a slave before,
Man is free for evermore;
Heav'n and earth with grateful voice,
Bid us all Rejoice, Rejoice! [Chorus]

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #58

Author: Jeremiah Cummings

Cummings, Rev. Jeremiah William (Washington, D.C., April 1, 1824--January 4, 1866, New York, New York). After his ordination, he studied at the College of the Propaganda in Rome where he received his doctorate. On his return to the U.S., he was assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, N.Y., and in 1848 was named pastor of the newly established parish of St. Stephen's, New York City. He was the author of several books on religious subjects. Of these his Songs for Schools (1860, with a second edition in 1862), contain his hymns with the exception of four or five so designated these are all original. Those in common use include: "My God whatever through thy church" is contained in St. Gregory and the La Salle hymnals. "O brightness o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is risen from the dead, Risen as he truly said
Author: Jeremiah Cummings
Refrain First Line: Resurrexit, Sicut dixit
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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Cantica Sacra #d8

Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d13

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d30

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Laudis Corona #58

Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d13

Roman Hymnal, Complete edition #d17

Songs for Catholic Schools #d8

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Sunday School Hymn Book #162

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d55

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The Parish Hymnal #25

The Parochial Hymnal, a Select Collection #d13

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